"It is worth noting that Iodine is much safer when combined with carbohydrates like bread, because starches are known to neutralize it."
This might explain something for me, since I eat no evil poisonous starches like bread.Then the puny dose of a mere 8 drops Lugol's and 10 of SSKI must be hitting me hard enough to cause all that coughing.
Not possible that smoking cigarettes for 61 years and having a cold last weekend could be responsible, eh?
BTW it was a backward cold, meaning it started low and ended in the nose. Never had one of those before.